Category Archives: Film Noir

Conflict (1945)

Conflict - Humphrey Bogart - Sydney Greenstreet - Lobby Card - Pretty Clever FilmsI am always happy when a new (to me) Humphrey Bogart movie appears in the TCM lineup, even if it’s a lesser known part of his filmography like Conflict (1945). And make no mistake, Conflict is a distant star in the constellation of classics in Bogart’s career. But this psychological thriller is a shining example of mid-forties noir films produced by an efficient studio and star system. It’s not the greatest movie made, but it’s worth watching. When you have a couple of Sunday afternoon hours to while away, there’s far worse company than Humphrey Bogart and Sydney Greenstreet to spend your time with. Oh, and spoilers ahead, if you haven’t seen this one. Read the rest of this entry

The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938)

The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse is appropriately named because it is AMAZING! Landing somewhere between a dry Brit comedy and a hardcore gangster movie, the odd-ball gem is hard to categorize. I first saw the movie a few years ago and was delighted when I saw it come up in TCM’s rotation this week. I couldn’t hit record fast enough. I’ll admit that I approached my second viewing with a little trepidation, as often things I thought we’re completely marvelous the first time don’t live up to my expectations the second time. But The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse did not disappoint. Read the rest of this entry

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